Organising Bookmarks More Usefully

One of the troubles with attempting to be a self-driven learner is that organising everything is up to you. Being in control of how and when learning happens is great, but being told what to learn and when and being directed to the material simplifies so much! So this is what I’m lamenting after my contact Read More

Timeular First Impressions

You may remember this Kickstarter from a couple years ago: I wanted one for myself for a long time, but sometimes I forgot and sometimes I felt that the price was too steep. I’ve changed my mind about the expense as I’ve been getting frustrated with just HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE regular time-tracking requires. Also I came Read More

The Death Of The Desktop Is A Tragedy

Something you often notice in modern workplaces is that a lot of people are working from laptops, even when they have a desk and never move it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, portability is inherently useful and more easily allows remote working after all. Remote working is the way to go! But when you have Read More

Some Quick Tips For Success With Power Query

PowerQuery is an amazing addition to Excel. It can transform entire columns of data in a couple of clicks. It can unpivot monthly trackers, instantly normalising the data. You can use it to stitch multiple csv/txt files together just by pointing it at a folder. And it can read, import and transform any sheets or tables Read More

How To Be Super Productive

Sometimes when I talk about productivity, it sounds like I live and breathe to simply be productive. The header image would certainly support that and it is an example of a productive day for me. However, whilst I do love being productive, I also love being lazy. This is no exaggeration and I have the proof. Read More

How To Manage With Random Tasks Every Week

One of the tools that I found especially useful in my last job was Process Street. It’s great for recurring tasks, but not so much for ad hoc stuff. I didn’t really do enough ad hoc stuff to need a tool that excelled in that area. I think that the routine made me a little complacent. Read More

RescueTime One Week Later

I’ve been using RescueTime for over a week now, which means I have enough data for a weekly analysis of what I’ve been up to, yay! The app is on both my laptop and phone, but I do sometimes use my wife’s devices (iPad and laptop). There’s probably around 3 hours unproductive time missed there! In Read More

Experience So Far With A Udacity Nanodegree

Predictive Analytics has been pretty interesting so far. While there was some content I had already been through before, I definitely needed a refresher. I basically re-did everything I’d done before just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Alteryx certainly helps make a lot of data prep and analysis work super easy. If Read More